English National Ballet presents a double bill featuring Roland Petit's Le Jeune Homme et la Mort and Frank Andersen’s recreation of the beloved classic La Sylphide, performed for the first time in the UK.
Last performed at the London Coliseum in 2013, Roland Petit's Le Jeune Homme et la Mort follows a young man hopelessly in love with a cruel and faithless mistress. He waits desperately for her, but when she finally arrives, she torments him. Distraught and confused, the young man succumbs to his despair. Performed to Bach's Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor, with a libretto by French writer Jean Cocteau, it is a searing display of unrequited love and its tragic consequences.
August Bournonville’s classic Romantic ballet La Sylphide is devotedly recreated by Eva Kloborg and Frank Andersen in this captivating production. On the morning of his wedding to his sweet fiancée Effy, James awakens from a dream to see a mysterious and tantalising Sylphide before him. His obsession with her sets off a fateful sequence of events where joy turns to sorrow, love to betrayal and infatuation to tragedy... The ballet will be accompanied by an enchanting score, played live by English National Ballet Philharmonic.
At the London Coliseum from 16 to 18 January 2018, book your Le Jeune Homme et la Mort/La Sylphide tickets today!